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Summer Internship Program

Session I: June 8 - June 29, 2024

Program Overview

Thessaloniki, one of ancient Greece’s most important port cities, is a picturesque escape for students looking to add international work experience to their resume. Students will intern for four or five days a week at a professional sports club, while maintaining their summer training and soaking up the rich Greek culture. On the weekends interns will get to enjoy adventurous excursions in Northern Greece.

Our Greece Internship is open to both athletes and non-athletes of ALL majors!


  • Intern with one of our local partner organizations and earn academic credit through your school

  • Gain valuable hands-on experience to boost your resume

  • Enjoy Thessaloniki's vibrant city life by living in the heart of downtown

  • Build connections with other athletes from all over the United States

  • Discover Greece through adventurous group excursions

  • Experience the energy of the 2024 Summer Olympics by living in its original stage


  • Sports Management

  • International Business 

  • Marketing

  • Youth Development

  • Coaching

  • Data Analytics

  • Communications

  • Exercise Science



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Program Description


During this three week program students will gain hands on experience as an intern for a professional sports club based in Thessaloniki. Known for its long seaside promenade, ancient monuments, and relaxed Greek lifestyle, students will have the opportunity to live like a local. As the transportation hub of Northern Greece, students can spend their free weekend in popular destinations such as Athens and the Greek islands. 

Interns in Thessaloniki are fully immersed in their work environment, completing both self-directed projects and assisting with day-to-day operations at their respective companies. Our SAA staff will advise you on the options available, and match you with an appropriate internship based on your academic and professional interests. You will have ample opportunities to train while abroad, with a gym membership and time to play pick-up games with local teams.

Housing & Meals

Athletics Abroad

Students reside in a centrally-located university residence with their fellow Student-Athletes Abroad interns and other international students. Rooms come furnished with two twin beds, desk, dresser, linens, bath towels, closet, nightstand, and private bathroom. Laundry is available on site. 


Students will receive two meals per day, seven days a week. All meals follow a healthy mediterranean diet and take into consideration specific dietary restrictions and needs. For lunch, students can explore local restaurants around the city. 

You will be provided access to a centrally-located gym in Thessaloniki, so you can maintain your training with 4-5 workouts per week. There will also be opportunities to play your sport abroad and train with other international and U.S. athletes.


This program has one pre-planned weekend excursion to hike Mt. Olympus and snorkel in the turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea. All meals and transportation provided. Any other weekends are free for independent travel at the expense of the student. 

Internship Information

Below are some of our selected internships to give you an idea of what is available in Thessaloniki. Final internship placements depend on a variety of factors including your career interests and professional goals. We are also able to work with students interested in a custom internship. Contact us for more information or questions about available internships!



Marketing & Commercial Department - Marketing, Business, Communications

Students will work for a club's Marketing and Commercial Department on various self-directed and collaborative projects. Interns will uncover challenges and strategize innovative solutions related to fan engagement, sponsorships, revenue growth, sustainability, and/or digital marketing. Through this internship students will learn what it takes to run a successful sports club in Greece.

Basketball Camp - Coaching, Youth Development, Sports Management

Students will work with a club's Youth Development and Academy Department on the management and growth of their summer basketball programs. This internship is not limited to students with a background in the sport, as there are many opportunities to contribute to the project in a wholistic way, including implementing team building and injury-prevention activities, designing marketing content, and organizing volunteer schedules.

Physical Therapy - Exercise Science, Sports Medicine

Students will shadow professional therapists who work with both athletes and non-athletes on personal training, nutrition, rehabilitation programs, and sports-specific training. Through this internship students will discover new tools and methodologies. They will have an opportunity to put these new tools into practice under guided surveillance of their supervisor. 


Program Rates

Program Cost: $3,995


  • Housing in a shared residence hall

  • Breakfast and dinner, daily

  • Airport transfers on arrival and departure day

  • Internship placement and set-up

  • One weekend excursion

  • Gym membership

  • Practice opportunities with local teams (depending on sport)

  • International Health Insurance

  • SAA Program T-Shirt

  • Internship placement and additional professional development opportunities

  • Local Support Staff 24/7

Not Included:

  • Roundtrip airfare to Thessaloniki, Greece (SKG)

  • Passport and associated fees

  • Lunch, daily

  • Souvenirs and optional entertainment expenses

  • Additional weekend travel

Enrollment Process



Complete and submit a free online application.


Schedule a phone call with one of our staff members.


Accepted students will be prompted to register through our online platform & make their initial deposit to reserve their spot.


Students will connect with their site coordinator to ask questions and learn more about the internship & course placement process.

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